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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis of transcription inhibition by the DNA mimic protein Ocr of bacteriophage T7

    Fuzhou Ye et al.
    DNA mimicry Ocr protein, a well-studied T7 phage protein that inhibits host restriction enzymes, can also inhibit host transcription through competing with sigma factors in binding to RNA polymerase.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The preRC protein ORCA organizes heterochromatin by assembling histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferases on chromatin

    Sumanprava Giri et al.
    Origin recognition complex-associated (ORCA) is crucial for the stability of the Histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase megacomplex, which is essential for heterochromatin organization.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A Meier-Gorlin syndrome mutation in a conserved C-terminal helix of Orc6 impedes origin recognition complex formation

    Franziska Bleichert et al.
    Electron microscopy uncovers the structure of the origin recognition complex (ORC) in metazoans, and reveals how mutations in the ORC6 subunit lead to Meier-Gorlin syndrome in humans.
    1. Cell Biology

    Two subunits of human ORC are dispensable for DNA replication and proliferation

    Etsuko Shibata et al.
    Human cell lines replicate and proliferate without ORC1 or ORC2, two subunits of the replication initiator protein complex ORC, which has till now been considered essential for DNA replication.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Opposing roles for DNA replication initiator proteins ORC1 and CDC6 in control of Cyclin E gene transcription

    Manzar Hossain, Bruce Stillman
    Two related DNA replication initiation proteins contribute to the decision of whether to enter a new round of the cell division cycle or enter into a period of proliferative quiescence.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Operon mRNAs are organized into ORF-centric structures that predict translation efficiency

    David H Burkhardt et al.
    Operonic mRNAs in bacteria are comprised of ORF (open reading frame)-wide units of secondary structure, which are intrinsically distinct between adjacent ORFs and encode a rough blueprint for ORF-specific translation efficiency.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Endogenous itaconate is not required for particulate matter-induced NRF2 expression or inflammatory response

    Kaitlyn A Sun et al.
    Aconitate decarboxylase 1-derived itaconate reduces mitochondrial respiration via inhibition of succinate dehydrogenase but does not regulate inflammatory response or NRF2 expression in response to particulate matter.
    1. Cell Biology

    Mitotic progression, arrest, exit or death relies on centromere structural integrity, rather than de novo transcription

    Marco Novais-Cruz et al.
    Direct live-cell imaging of human cells, combined with RNA-seq, qPCR and in vitro reconstitution essays, reveal that mitotic progression, arrest, exit or death is independent of de novo transcription.
    1. Neuroscience

    Lateral orbitofrontal neurons acquire responses to upshifted, downshifted, or blocked cues during unblocking

    Nina Lopatina et al.
    Building on previous work (McDannald et. al, 2014), it is shown that dissociable populations of neurons in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex acquire responses to cues that predict more, less, or no change in reward in rats during training in a Pavlovian unblocking task.
  1. Point of View: Building for the future

    Hugh Pelham
    As the staff of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology settle into their new building in Cambridge, its director Hugh Pelham explains the challenges of living up to its prestigious past.

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